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SPECIAL ALERT: Be on the Lookout for Nighttime Prowlers

The City of Burnsville sent out a special warning to residents after a rash of nighttime burglaries that occurred while residents were at home, asleep.

Monday afternoon, the Burnsville Police Department issued a special alert ot residents in norhteast Burnsville: Burglars are on the loose, so lock your doors at night.

Over the last month, the department has responded to three burglary calls in that portion of Burnsville. In each case, residents were at home, sleeping, when the burglars broke in. In each instance, the suspect or suspects came in through an unlocked patio door.

The Burnsville Police Department remind residents to take reasonable precautions when turning in for the night:

• Always keep all doors and windows locked, particularly those on ground level. Check to make sure doors are locked before going to sleep.
• Keep garage doors closed.
• Strongly consider closing the blinds or drapes, so as to conceal any tempting targets from thieves.
• Don't leave garage door openers inside vehicles if they're parked outdoors.
• if you see any suspicious activity, don't wait to call 911.

Wade Haynes August 09, 2012 at 10:36 AM
If the typical liberal approach means being NOT willfully ignorant of the law . . . then I guess I'm guilty as charged, Batman. Nice tights, by the way.
Joshua August 09, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Thanks for the morning chuckle, MBA. I needed that.
David August 09, 2012 at 03:51 PM
They have this new invention called a flashlight that mitigates darkness. I will not retreat.
Clare Kennedy August 09, 2012 at 09:58 PM
This is the editor. I have deleted Mr. M's latest comment for inappropriate language, which violates our terms of service. This thread is also veering into personal attacks. You're welcome to continue what has become a lively discussion about gun rights, but please be civil about it.
Clare Kennedy August 18, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Like I said, Mr. M, Wade Haynes and MBA, cut it out.

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